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Tzatziki Spherification



25 portion(s)

Alginate Bath

  • 4 g Sodium Alginate
  • 500 g water


  • 1 g Calcium Lactate
  • 55 g Milk
  • 10 g olive oil
  • 5 g rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Dill and/or Mint
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 130 g Plain, thick yoghurt

Recipe's preparation

    Alginate Bath
  1. Combine all ingredients with butterfly, speed 4, 60 sec.

  2. Pour into a flat bottomed container and place in frisge to hydrate and allow air bubbles to clear for at least 15 min or overnight.

  3. Tzatziki Spheres
  4. Chop garlic and herbs - 10 sec speed 7. Scrape down. Repeat until finely chopped.

    Add remaining ingredients and mix well, 45 sec speed 4.

    Set aside in fridge 15 min

  5. To form the spheres, deposit a teasoon "ball" of mixture into the alginate bath. Make sure it is submerged completely to allow membrane to form from contact.

    Loow to sit in bath for 3 min while membrane forms. If you leave it too long, the whole ball will solidify, too short it will pop prematurely.

    Remove from alginate bath with a slotted spoon or fork, and rinse well in a fresh water bath.

    Drain on paper towel and use as soon as practical.


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Keep the ball as smooth as possible when dropping into alginate for the best result

Serve with cucumber and herb garnish - cucumber rounds for an easy canape

This are so much fun to eat - they burst in your mouth with a liquid center!

Sodium Alginate and Calcium Lactate are natural products that when come into contact for a clear, tasteless gel membrane. They are available at specialty food shops and online

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  • I want to try this today. Any suggestions for...

    Submitted by Janet C on 7. December 2019 - 06:32.

    I want to try this today. Any suggestions for measuring those magic ingredients? I don’t have small scales. Thanks, Janet

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  • What  a great idea!

    Submitted by Emily123 on 25. September 2012 - 23:40.

    What  a great idea!

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  • Amaze your dinner guests -

    Submitted by KateThermomix on 25. September 2012 - 19:54.

    Amaze your dinner guests - cook like a top chef!

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